For 24-hour crisis and emotional support, contact The Phone by call or text at 225-924-LSU1 (5781) or chat online with a Paraprofessional Counselor.
An evidence collection kit can be collected up to 120 hours, or 5 days, after an assault. Survivors are often hesitant to have an evidence collection kit because they are unsure about what will happen, especially regarding making a report to police and pressing charges. However, without evidence collection in the first 120 hours, crucial evidence could be lost and the survivor's legal case may be significantly weakened.
There is no cost in Louisiana for evidence collection if it is performed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at a hospital or health center.
Weekday Evidence Collection
Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
After Hours Evidence Collection
If you need support services or an evidence collection kit completed after hours, or on the weekend, please contact STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) at 855-435-7827(STAR) or your local police department.
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